تنين

See also: بنينand ثنين

ArabicEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from Aramaic תַּנִּינָא‎ / ܬܲܢܝܼܢܵܐ(tannīnā, sea serpent, monster), from Akkadian 𒆗𒉌𒈾 (danninu, netherworld; source of earthquakes; the inaccessible land where the dead remain), ultimately from Proto-Semitic *dnn/*tnn (to be mighty, to be strong; to be fortified, to be long lasting, to stay at a place; to rumble, to earthquake, to shake with a booming noise). Doublet of دَنْدَن(dandan, mythical monsterous fish that can swallow everything else in the sea, the biggest fish in the sea); possibly related as well to Egyptian dnwn (/denwen/, giant serpent whose body was made of fire defeated by the spirit of the dead pharaoh; symbolic of drought, chaos, and destructive natural forces) attested in the Pyramid Texts of uncertain origin.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

تِنِّين (tinnīnm (plural تَنَانِين(tanānīn))

  1. eel, whale, any scaled animal (obsolete)
  2. sea monster
  3. dragon
  4. (astronomy) (normally اَلتِّنِّين(at-tinnīn)) Draco
  5. (weather) waterspout
DeclensionEdit

Etymology 2Edit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

تَنِّين (tannīnm

  1. tannin, tannic acid
DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit


Moroccan ArabicEdit

Moroccan Arabic numbers (edit)
20
 ←  1 2 3  → 
    Cardinal: تنين, زوج‎, جوج
    Ordinal: تاني
    Fractional: نص

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic اِثْنَيْن(iṯnayn).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /tniːn/, /tnajn/
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NumeralEdit

تنِين or تنَيْن (tnīn or tnaynm

  1. two
    Synonyms: جوج(jūj), زوج(zūj)

South Levantine ArabicEdit

Root
ت ن ي
South Levantine Arabic numbers (edit)
20
 ←  1 ٢
2
3  → 
    Cardinal: تنين
    Ordinal: تاني
    Fractional: نص

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic اِثْنَيْن(iṯnayn).

PronunciationEdit

NumeralEdit

تنين (tnēnm (feminine تنتين(tintēn))

  1. two

Usage notesEdit

  • When referring to two instances of a noun, it is preferred to use the dual form of the noun (with the suffix ـين(-ēn)) instead of the numeral.
  • تنين (tnēn) can also be used as an adjective following the noun.

AdjectiveEdit

تنين (tnēn) (feminine تنتين(tintēn))

  1. two, both
    Synonym: (dual suffix) ـين(-ēn)

Derived termsEdit